Steiner 8x32 XC Binocular

Steiner 8x32 XC Binocular

Steiner 8x32 XC Binocular

B&H # ST8X32XCB MFR # 2022
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Product Highlights

  • Compact Roof Prism Light Path
  • High-Contrast Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Wide 66° Apparent Angle of View
  • Short 6' Minimum Focus Distance
  • Nitrogen-Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Makrolon Polycarbonate Chassis
  • Center Fast-Close-Focus System
  • Long-Life NBR Synthetic Rubber Armor
  • Tripod Mountable with Optional Adapter
  • Fold-Down Winged Rubber Eyecups
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Steiner 2022 overview

  • 1Description

The ergonomic and durable Steiner 8x32 XC Binocular features high-contrast and fully multi-coated optical elements that provide bright and crisp images across its wide field of view. Its moderate 8x magnification and mid-sized 32mm objectives make it easy to hold and handle without the distracting hand shake that is common when using high-power optics. For those who prefer to observe small subjects like insects and bugs or flora and fauna, the XC boasts a short 6-foot close focus distance with the Fast-Close-Focus system, which brings the focus range from infinity to minimum quickly — making changing subjects fast and tracking moving targets easy.

Complementing the optical performance are construction details that allow this binocular to withstand years of use. First, its chassis is made from lightweight and durable Makrolon polycarbonate and wrapped in NBR rubber armoring, which provides both protection from impacts and a secure non-slip grip. This armoring is resistant to oils, abrasives, and liquid fuels for a long life. The optical tubes are nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and submersible to 10 feet and resistant to internal fogging. From the trail to the range to the stadium and city street, the 8x32 XC is convenient to pack and carry, and easy and fast to use for most glassing needs.

Optical Performance
  • 8x power magnifies views without sacrificing exit pupil or field of view
  • 32mm objectives improve light-gathering ability versus compact models without the bulk and weight of larger ones
  • Compact roof prism design ensures performance while maintaining slim optical tubes for easier handling
  • Anti-reflection fully multi-coated high-contrast optics provide bright, clear, and crisp images with accurate color fidelity
  • Short 6-foot close focus distance enables detailed observations of nearby and small subjects like insects and bugs or flora and fauna
  • Wide 66° apparent angle of view presents users with a spacious and immersive observational experience
  • Generous 436-foot field of view at 1000 yards
Use and Handling
  • Closed-bridge configuration provides a solid platform for the internal focusing mechanism
  • Large slip-resistant center focusing wheel is easy to manipulate, even while wearing gloves
  • Fast-Close-Focus system requires minimal rotation of the focusing wheel to travel from the minimum focus distance to infinity, making finding subjects fast and tracking moving targets easy
  • Left-eye dioptric correction enables users to compensate for individual optical prescription for sharper views
  • Fold-down rubber eyecups for comfortable use with or without eyewear
  • Tripod mountable with optional adapter for hands-free use with reduced vibration and arm fatigue
  • 16mm eye relief makes viewing more comfortable with reduces eye strain — especially during long observation sessions
  • 4mm exit pupil
Construction Details
  • Lightweight, corrosion- and impact-resistant Makrolon polycarbonate chassis
  • Nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof to a depth of 10' (3m), and resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme temperature changes and environmental conditions
  • Oil-, petroleum-, and chemical-resistant NBR synthetic rubber armor offers improved grip security, especially in cold and wet weather
  • Winged angled eyecups block peripheral light from interfering with views while improving contrast and limiting distractions
  • Proprietary Clicloc buckle system allows the included neck strap to be installed and removed quickly and easily
  • Compact design: Only 5" long
  • Weight: 20.5 ounces

Steiner 2022 specs

Prism Type Roof
Magnification 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 32 mm
Angle of View 8.3° (Actual)
Field of View 436' @ 1000 yd / 144.752 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 6' / 1.8 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 4.0 mm
Eye Relief 16.0 mm
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes
Dimensions 5.0 x 4.8 x 2.3" / 12.7 x 12.2 x 5.8 cm
Weight 20.5 oz / 581.2 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.819 x 6.85 x 3.071"

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